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How Does Summer Heat Affect Your Windshield?

Kent Lansing
May 21, 2020

The summer heat is a very common cause of windshield damage. Heat causes windshields to expand, causing cracks and chips in the glass as it is in a vulnerable position within the frame.

Summer heat can also cause small chips or cracks to quickly spread into larger breaks. This is why we recommend getting a windshield repair as soon as you see minor windshield damage, in order to avoid needing a full windshield replacement. If you carry a comprehensive insurance policy, consult your carrier to see if you qualify for a zero-deductible repair.  worsen existing damage or in some cases can cause brand new cracks.

Use caution during the summer if your windshield has any minor chips or cracks. Get your windshield professionally repaired as soon as possible, but in the meantime, do your best to park in the shade whenever possible. Also, keep your windows slightly cracked when it is parked so that the heat in the inside of your car does not get too intense. And if you can help it, slowly turn up your air conditioning so that you do not stress out your glass.

If your glass is damaged, do not wait to get it fixed. Contact us at Glassy to get your windshield repaired or replaced and get back on the road safely.